Paralegal Courses

About Paralegal Courses

"paralegal-courses"When looking for paralegal courses you will undoubtedly find a parade of online and offline paralegal programs on offer. YOu need to take care to check out what is going to best suit your personality, your location and your overall career objectives before opting for a paralegal course that will best suit your needs.

There are a significant variety of paralegal courses that are being offered that are frequently unsuitable for those seeking a new paralegal career. This is for a variety of reasons, ranging from their own academic criteria (or lack of academic rigor) to lack of career possibilities upon completion of the course.

This site is focused on paralegal careers in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom and you need to be aware that paralegal courses offered in different jurisdictions will have different criteria, just as the definition of “paralegal” differs in different jurisdictions.

You should therefor check the various recommended paralegal courses suggested by the various organizations providing information and accreditation for paralegal study. Some of the major paralegal organizations include:

In the United States:

  • The American Bar Association (the ABA)
  • The National Federation of Paralegals Association (NFPA)
  • The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
  • The American Association for Paralegal Educatioin (AAfPE)

In Canada there is the:

  • Paralegal society of Ontario

In the United Kingdom see:

  • The United Kingdom Institute of Paralegals
  • The National Association of Licensed Paralegals

The nature of different paralegal courses differs greatly and another major distinction for anyone looking at entering the career is to work out whether they want an online or a physical course to attend.  There are unquestionably some excellent online courses but the ABA, for instance, is yet to recognize any of them and you need to take care with what you study and where when considering future paralegal career prospects.

Checking out the best paralegal courses for you is your first step towards a brilliant, new careers.



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